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in this issue

Journal BAC

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4 President Gene Caccamise of Local 3 NY, left, and Vice President Paul Enos of Local 3 MA/ME/NH/RI discuss Insulated Concrete Forms at IMI’s New England Masonry Day.

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JOBS BILL UPDATE

P R E S ID E N T ’S M E S S A G E /M E N S A J E D E L P R E S ID E N TE 1

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legislati v e & p o liti cal update

Jobs Bill Update Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Speaks to BAC Executive Council Infrastructure Bank, Stronger Manufacturing Sector – Key to Rebuilding Economy •

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New England Masonry Day mem b ers at wo r k 6

Local 5 Oklahoma/Arkansas/Texas • South Park Middle School in Beaumont, TX • PR Campaign Wins Back BAC Work in Oklahoma ne ws in b rie f 7

Local 1 Pennsylvania/Delaware Signs Mara Restoration • IU Appoints New Organizing Director • Local 3 WA/ID/MT Receives Great Falls Preservation Award • 2 New York/Vermont Organizer Named to AFL-CIO National Staff • Union Plus Scholarship Eases Path To College Degree • Local 8 Wisconsin Presents Chuck Hutchins Scholarships • Local 56 Illinois Celebrates Centennial • New IU Program Offers U.S. Members Potential Work Opportunities in Canada M y B A C S T O RY 11

Pursuit of the American Dream: Joseph Rimarcik, Sr. Canada 12

Le Gouvernement du Québec cible les syndicaux dans une tentative mal inspirée de réorienter le blâme pour la corruption dans la construction • Quebec Government Targets Unions in Misguided Effort to Redirect Blame for Corruption in Construction

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IHF Programs: Online Tools that Make Staying Healthier, Easier SAVE Retirement Savings Plan: Savings Made Simple

The BAC

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Local 18 Ohio Veteran Gets Medals 65 Years After Service • “Grateful and Proud” – Brother Orlando Iafrate • “Rusty Trowel Gang” – Local 4 California Brothers for Life • Local 4 Indiana/Kentucky Retiree Breakfast

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J ames B o land , P r e s i d e n t, I n t e r n at i o n a l U n i o n o f B r i c k l ay e r s a n d A l l i e d C r a f t w o r k e r s

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arely has a Journal cover expressed the tenor of the times as tersely as this issue’s. The strength of purpose on the faces of the members of Local 1 Maryland/Virginia/D.C. in the photograph fairly jumps off the page, as does the paramount message on their posters: Good Jobs Now. Jobs are the first and foremost concern of members across the U.S. (fortunately, for our Canadian members, the employment outlook there is more positive) and continue to be the principal focus of Local officers and the IU Executive Board. Even in the face of a stalled economy and grinding political gridlock (see “Jobs Bill Update,” page 3), BAC leaders are leaving ‘no stone unturned’ to create work opportunities for our members. One such example is a new program just launched by the International Union for U.S. members who are interested in working on projects in Canada where the demand for workers could exceed the supply of available Canadian members (see article, page 10). Another area that could be a source of significant BAC work hours is retrofitting existing buildings in seismically sensitive areas east of the Mississippi River. In the wake of the August 23rd earthquake that took major portions of the eastern U.S. by surprise, I have met with officials at all levels to urge a serious review of their seismic retrofit needs now, rather than

wait until the consequences are more dire. (We’ll have more on this topic in a future Journal). Locals/ADCs are also in hot pursuit of job leads and new contractors. After months of exchanges, Local 1 Delaware/ Pennsylvania signed Mara Restoration (story on page 7), a win-win outcome for all involved and for that area’s Union restoration market. And thanks to a media blitz initiated by Local 5 Oklahoma/Arkansas/Texas, school construction in Oklahoma that was previously being awarded to fly-bynight, out-of-state contractors is being performed once again by BAC contractors and Local 5 members (see article, page 6). In recent weeks, the emergence of the Occupy Wall Street movement has been a public reminder of the impact that the rising concentration of wealth and income inequality on our political system and job creation policies. It has also made me appreciate even more our strong union traditions, such as fighting for what’s ours, a belief that together we can achieve what we can’t do alone, and what it means to be a part of an organization in which compassion and caring run deep. The labor movement has a great deal to share with this evolving group, and we welcome the voice and energy it brings to the international dialogue on the economic realities of our time.

The BAC Disaster Relief Fund Since 2005, the BAC Disaster Relief Fund has been a source of sustenance for members affected by natural or other disasters. The program is funded through the personal contributions of the IU Executive Board, Local Union/ADC officers, members, signatory contractors, and IU and Local Union grants. To Request Assistance Members who have sustained losses as a result of Hurricane Irene or related flooding are asked to contact your Local Administrative District Council, which will work with the International Union to provide assistance checks to those in need as soon as possible. For further information, please call the IU’s toll-free number at 1-888-880-8222.

To Make a Donation The Fund is a stand-alone legal entity and contributions are taxdeductible. Checks may be made payable to BAC Disaster Relief Fund and mailed to: BAC Disaster Relief Fund c/o IU Ex. VP Gerard Scarano 620 F Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20004

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n muy contadas ocasiones ha expresado la portada del Journal el tono de los tiempos tan lacónicamente como la de este número. La resolución que se refleja en los rostros de los miembros del Sindicato Local 1 de Maryland/Virginia/D.C. en la fotografía prácticamente se salta de la página, al igual que el mensaje fundamental de sus pancartas: Buenos Empleos Ahora. Los empleos son la primera y principal preocupación de los miembros en todo el territorio de EE.UU. (afortunadamente, para nuestros miembros canadienses la perspectiva de empleo es más positiva allá) y continúa siendo el foco principal de los funcionarios del Sindicato Local y de la Junta Ejecutiva del SI. Aun ante la perspectiva de una economía estancada y un embotellamiento político aplastante (ver “Jobs Bill Update” [Actualización sobre la Ley de Creación de Empleos], página 3), los líderes de BAC no están dejando de explorar ninguna posibilidad para crear oportunidades de trabajo para nuestros miembros. Un ejemplo de ello es un nuevo programa recién lanzado por el Sindicato Internacional para miembros de EE.UU. interesados en trabajar en proyectos en Canadá, donde la demanda por trabajadores podría exceder la oferta disponible de miembros canadienses (ver artículo, página 10). Otra área que pudiera ser fuente de un número importante de horas laborales para miembros del BAC es acondicionar edificios existentes en áreas sísmicamente sensibles al este del Río Mississippi. A raíz del terremoto del 23 de agosto que tomó a grandes partes del este de los Estados Unidos por sorpresa, me he reunido con funcionarios a todos los niveles para exhortar a una seria revisión de sus necesidades de acondicionamiento sísmico

ahora, en lugar de esperar hasta que las consecuencias sean más graves. (Hablaremos más sobre este asunto en futuras ediciones del Journal). Las Locales/ADCs también se encuentran en una acalorada persecución de posibles empleos y nuevos contratistas. La Local 1 de Delaware/ Pennsylvania firmó con Mara Restoration (artículo en la página 7), un resultado en el que todos los involucrados salen ganando, incluyendo el mercado de restauraciones del Sindicato de esa área.Y gracias a la campaña mediática iniciada por la Local 5 de Oklahoma/Arkansas/Texas, las construcciones de escuelas que habían sido otorgadas a contratistas de dudosa reputación de fuera del estado, están siendo una vez más realizadas por contratistas de BAC y miembros de la Local 5 (ver artículo en la página 6). En semanas recientes, el surgimiento del movimiento “Occupy Wall Street” (Ocupa Wall Street) ha sido un recordatorio público del impacto que tienen la creciente concentración de riqueza y la inequidad de ingresos sobre nuestro sistema político y las políticas de creación de empleo. También me ha hecho apreciar aun más nuestras sólidas tradiciones sindicales, tales como luchar por lo que es nuestro, la creencia de que juntos podemos lograr lo que no podemos hacer solos, y lo que significa ser parte de una organización en la que la compasión y el apoyo están profundamente arraigados. El movimiento laboral tiene mucho que compartir con este grupo aun en evolución, y damos la bienvenida a la voz y energía que trae al diálogo internacional sobre las realidades económicas de nuestros tiempos.

Desde el 2005, el Fondo de Ayuda en Caso de Desastres del BAC ha sido una fuente de sustento para miembros afectados por desastres naturales y de otra índole. El programa es financiado a través de contribuciones personales de la Junta Ejecutiva del SI, funcionarios del Sindicato Local/ ADC, miembros, contratistas signatarios, y subvenciones del SI y de los Sindicatos Locales.

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Journal BAC

issue 3, 2011

Executive Board James Boland President

Henry F. Kramer Secretary-Treasurer

Ken Lambert

Executive Vice President

Gerard Scarano Executive Vice President

Timothy Driscoll Executive Vice President

Regional Directors N o rt h east

Al Catalano

IU Regional Director, Northeast 22 Glendale Avenue Delmar, NY 12054 (518) 439-8296 SOUTH

Ken Lambert

IU Executive Vice President 620 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20004 (202) 383-3934 N o rt h C entral

Steve Bailey

IU Regional Director, North Central 60 Gailwood Drive, Suite D St. Peters, MO 63376 (636) 794-4878 W est

Dave Sheppard

IU Regional Director, West P.O. Box 261 Nine Mile Falls, WA 99026 (509) 465-3500

El Fondo de Ayuda en Caso de Desastres del BAC

Para solicitar ayuda Aquellos miembros que han sufrido pérdidas como consecuencia del Huracán Irene o relacionadas con inundaciones deben comunicarse con el Consejo de Distrito Administrativo de su Local, el cual trabajará con el Sindicato Internacional para proporcionar cheques de ayuda a aquellas personas necesitadas en la brevedad posible. Para más información llame al teléfono gratuito del SI al 1-888-880-8222.

The Official Journal of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (issn 0362-3696)

To Make a Donation El Fondo es una entidad legal autónoma y las contribuciones son deducibles de impuestos. Se pueden hacer los cheques pagaderos a BAC Disaster Relief Fund y enviarse a la siguiente dirección: BAC Disaster Relief Fund c/o IU Ex. VP Gerard Scarano 620 F Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20004

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Jobs Bill Update

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s this Journal goes to print, President Obama’s American Jobs Act failed to clear the Senate’s 60-vote threshold that would allow debate on the entire bill to proceed. Senate leaders will now take a piecemeal approach and consider key provisions of the bill as separate votes. Some of those provisions include: 99 $50 billion for roads and school repairs, and $10 billion for a new national infrastructure bank 99 Extending federal unemployment benefits for millions of Americans Bill Burke/Page One

Local 1 MD/VA/DC apprentices and officers make their priorities crystal clear.

99 $240 billion to extend a 2 % Social Security payroll tax cut through 2012 99 New tax breaks for small businesses

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Speaks to BAC Executive Council

to hire workers, including disabled and unemployed veterans 99 $30 billion in new aid to local governments to prevent layoffs of teachers, firefighters, and police 99 $15 billion to refurbish foreclosed homes 99 $450 billion in tax hikes on Americans with incomes over $1 million “With more than 14 million Americans out of work, we need every one of these provisions. We need jobs, pure and simple. It doesn’t matter what they say, if members of Congress don’t support these job creation measures, we won’t support them,” said IU President James Boland.

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n September 26th, guest speaker U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) called on the BAC Executive Council to bring the fight for better jobs to Congress.

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arlier this year in Washington, D.C., U.S. Rep. John Garamendi (D-CA) addressed a working lunch hosted by the International Union for BAC Local Union/ADC representatives from across the U.S. in connection with the annual Legislative Conference of the Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO.

“If you think protecting Social Security matters, if you think protecting Medicare matters, if you think we should be as quick to rebuild the schools in Missouri and bridges in Vermont as we are rebuilding the schools and bridges in Afghanistan, then you need to get on the phone and you need to let your representative know how you feel,” Sen. Whitehouse said. “Call them out and give America that choice.”

A fierce proponent of job creation and affordable health care, the northern California Democrat asserted, “America is under assault” from the radical right and leaders like Grover Norquist that From left, U.S. Rep. John Garamendi are dedicated to (D-CA), Local 3 CA President Dave “taking the labor Jackson, and Local 1 HI Vice President Peter Iriarte. movement out of the equation as the single most potent political power to [re]distribute wealth in this country.” Garamendi stressed the importance of shoring up the country’s manufacturing sector and rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure, including the creation of a national infrastructure and reinvestment bank, as critical to getting middle class Americans back on solid financial ground and better positioned to counter the prevailing interests of the richest “1%.”

Legislators like Whitehouse, however, deserve “our thanks and support,” said IU President James Boland. “While others want to savage Medicare, privatize Social Security, repeal Davis-Bacon and hang on to tax cuts for the wealthy, we need more voices in Congress like Senator Whitehouse’s to protect our benefits and fight for what we need most: jobs.” Look for more coverage on the fall Council meeting in the next Journal.

IU President James Boland, right, and U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) at the BAC Executive Council meeting in Providence, RI on September 26th.

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From left, officers of Local 3 MA/ME/ NH/RI – Executive Vice President Richard Forcione, Vice President/Field Representative Riley Kreamer, President/ Secretary Treasurer Charles Raso, and Vice Presidents Robert Rizzi and Joe Grenham, with Steve Bolognese, Regional Marketing and Technical Services Director, International Masonry Institute.

New England Masonry Day “In today’s slow marketplace, it is vitally important that masonry be specified to its fullest on every upcoming project. Through its many diversified marketing programs such as Masonry Day, IMI continues to be the leader in the industry that is effectively paving the way for the increased use of masonry for BAC craftworkers and employers.” —Charles Raso, President/Secretary-Treasurer, Local 3 MA/ME/NH/RI

Attendees discuss products with sponsoring vendors at the Masonry Day.

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he International Masonry Institute’s (IMI) New England Masonry Day and Educational Conference was held in conjunction with the BAC’s Executive Council Meeting in Providence, Rhode Island. The event included a seminar on High Performance Masonry Design, Details and Costs. The program helped participants understand the basic functions of the building envelope/enclosure and how masonry design and details can create high performance buildings. Insulation options, wall configurations and the resulting R-values for code compliance were reviewed. Thermal mass benefits were also explored. The presentation covered design as well as details and cost options for several masonry materials and systems. Attendees included BAC representatives, members of the design community, contractors and building code officials from Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts. More than 50 exhibitors featured everything from new products and systems, high performance design and sustainability to information on brick, thin brick, CMU, anchors, ties, flashing, insulation, AAC, tile, stone, thin stone, Terra Cotta, landscape products, paving applications, site walls, concrete, plaster, terrazzo, restoration, PCC, air barriers and all trowel trade related materials and accessories. Demonstration areas created a great deal of interest and were well received by the attendees.


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IMI staff – Rick Filloramo, upper left, Area Marketing and Technical Services Director and Maria Viteri, AIA, LEED AP, BD+C, Director of Sustainability and Program Development – presented a seminar on High Performance Masonry Design, Details and Costs.

“Hands down the best technical presentation overall I have attended. The venue, speakers, visual presentation and complete color handouts are unsurpassed. Plus, the price was right – which makes this opportunity priceless!” —Kenneth J. Filarski, Filarski Architecture, Planning & Research President Gene Caccamise of Local 3 NY, left, and Vice President Paul Enos of Local 3 MA/ME/ NH/RI discuss Insulated Concrete Forms.

“IMI has been encouraging BAC contractors to become involved with and bid new products and systems through its marketing and training programs. IMI New England Masonry Day is just one example where IMI brought together many vendors to display various new products to the design community. Rhode Island BAC contractors and members have secured contracts and installed new products such as rain screen walls, air barriers and spray foam insulation. Currently, Spino Bros. (Smithfield, RI) is installing three stories of exterior Insulated Concrete Form construction at the Newport Navy Base in Newport, RI.” —Paul Enos, Vice President, Local 3 MA/ME/NH/RI More than 50 exhibits featured information on new products and masonry materials.

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Local 5 Oklahoma/Arkansas/Texas South Park Middle School in Beaumont, TX

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espite recent state and local budget cuts in many areas, school construction continues to be a prime source of employment for members of Local 5 Oklahoma/ Arkansas/Texas in and around Beaumont, TX, as seen firsthand by IU Executive Vice President Ken Lambert, who paid a visit in May to Local 5 members at work on the new South Park Middle School in Beaumont, Texas. Accompanied by Local 5 President Ed Navarro, the officers talked with members and foremen employed by BAC signatory contractor Bailey-Buchanan Masonry, Inc., based in nearby Port Neches. Partners Jeff Buchanan and R.R. (Bob) Bailey, Jr. have been in business together since 1983, when Bailey’s father, who established the firm in 1959, retired. “We have all come up through the ranks as he [my father] did,” says Bob Bailey, Jr. “We have in excess of 328 years of experience” among the firm’s top ten people, and over the years, “have averaged 120 to 140 employees. We do not subcontract any of the work,” he adds. Since construction began in February, roughly 45 Local 5 members have installed nearly $3.5 million worth of masonry materials, including 391,000 brick and 233,000 units of block and cast stone. The two-story, 142,890 square-foot building is expected to be completed in December.

On the jobsite of a new middle school in Beaumont, TX, from left, Bailey-Buchanan Masonry Foreman and Local 5 OK/AR/TX member Gene Hall, Local 5 President Ed Navarro, Foreman and Local 5 member Travis Awbrey, and IU Executive Vice President Ken Lambert.

Attendees at the Local 5 OK/AR/TX Beaumont Chapter Meeting in May included: front row, from left, Donald Bergeron, Tim Reynolds, Kevin Hebert, Ed Worthy, Jeff DeLord, Local 5 President Ed Navarro and IU Executive Vice President Ken Lambert; middle row, from left, Raymond Lee, James “Reggie” French, Jack Johnson, Tyler Wright, Travis Awbrey, Derick Worthy, Patrick Thibodeaux, Lee “Bubba” Wiggins, Jeremy Smith, Michael “Todd” Sheppard, Mike McDonald, and Walter Matt; third row, from left, Dexter Leleux, Blake Buchanan, Larry McMullen, Randy Worthy, Carol Lee Breaux, Brent Granger, and Jesus Ramon.

PR Campaign Wins Back BAC Work in Oklahoma

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ompared to Texas, until just recently, Oklahoma’s school construction market was far less lucrative for BAC contractors and members, according to Local 5 OK/AR/ TX President Ed Navarro. Although more than 300 school projects were let during a recent 18-month period, reputable, law-abiding firms were being edged out of the process by an influx of out-of-state “bandit contractors,” a term coined by Navarro because they “refuse to register or pay Oklahoma taxes or

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workers compensation and bring in their own crews,” practices that allow them to “gain an unfair advantage over our in-state contractors.” Navarro estimates that since 2010, the state of Oklahoma has lost more than $100 million in untaxed income on masonry labor alone on school projects. “To make matters worse, our unemployment rate continued to swell while some members either sat home or took reductions in pay just to work at all,” says the Local 5 President.

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When efforts to bring these abuses to the attention of numerous state agencies fell on deaf ears, under Navarro’s direction, Local 5 and the Masonry Contractors Association joined forces in June to launch a campaign to publicize the issues. Their efforts have paid off, and thanks to the extensive coverage in newspapers and television stations across the state, contractors are now required to pre-qualify and be certified and registered with the state. “BAC contractors are back in the game and our members are getting the work again,” says Navarro.


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Local 1 Pennsylvania/Delaware Signs Mara Restoration

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n July 28th, Local 1 Pennsylvania/Delaware welcomed 15 new members employed by Mara Restoration, a certified Women-Owned Business Enterprise and full-service masonry specialty contractor based in Oreland, Pennsylvania. The company works with general contractors, government agencies, and private clients in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. “At Mara’s shop and in front of all my men, I became a Union signatory with the BAC Local 1,” said Patricia McNamara, the owner of Mara Restoration. “My allies and occasional ‘antagonists’, John Phillips (President of Local 1 PA/DE) and Don Anderson (Local 1 Vice Chairman and Field Representative), were there to welcome me and my employees, discussing the opportunities and benefits. We had accomplished exactly what we set out to – join the Union.” In terms of providing opportunities and benefits for Mara employees, Phillips said the Local has laid out specific steps. “We plan to run newly signed members through our training school to advance their skill levels, place them in the apprentice program as appropriate, and provide qualified members with benefits,” said the Local 1 PA/DE President.

an agreement during dozens of visits to the company. Once business steadied in 2010, McNamara made the decision and contacted Phillips and Anderson at Local 1. “She (McNamara) has a good background in the industry and is very knowledgeable. The Mara team is a major asset for the Union,” said Anderson.

McNamara has always maintained a strong belief that working union is the right way to do business. After she founded Mara Restoration in August 2008, one piece of advice kept coming back to her: join the Union. As a fledgling business, the sluggish economy during the company’s first two years in operation made it prudent for McNamara to wait for the right time to make the move. Meanwhile, Local 1 PA/ DE never gave up and tirelessly pursued

McNamara, however, humbly credits her employees for inspiring her to sign with BAC. “My employees were the ones who provided the most compelling motivation: their unequivocal support. Their approval of what unionization meant; both for the company and for them, as members, reminded me that joining the BAC is not about severing bonds, but strengthening them,” McNamara said. “The Union… [will] help me forge new relationships and be both a better contractor to my clients and a better provider to my employees.” Speaking of the company’s future, McNamara said confidently, “I truly believe that by joining the Union, more opportunities will be available to us and to the men who make Mara Restoration what it is. We are not just members of a group, but a willing part of both a proud legacy and a better, brighter future for all involved,” she added.

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ocal 56 Illinois member and Organizing Director of ADC #1 of Illinois Stephen Nelms was named IU Director of Organizing, effective June 1st. Nelms, who takes over the Department from recently retired Director Don Newton, says he looks forward to working with BAC Locals and ADCs to achieve the IU’s organizing mission of recruiting craftworkers and contractors and expanding work opportunities as well as market share for current members. His responsibilities include assisting Locals/ADCs with both top-down and bottom-up campaigns, training Local staff in market defense methods and tactics, and making the IU’s arsenal of organizing resources available to Locals/ADCs.

Nelms brings to his new position more than four years’ experience as head of Organizing at ADC 1 IL and before that, six years as an ADC Organizer. A third generation plasterer, he was initiated into Local 56 in 1987. He has served on the Local’s Executive Board, taught plastering, and in 2007 became a certified trowel trades instructor through IMI’s Instructor Certification Program. He has been a local pension fund trustee since 1998. IU Executive Vice President Ken Lambert, who oversees organizing on the IU Executive Board, says of Nelms’ background, “Steve has a great record defending BAC’s jurisdiction against the non-union and has also fought back raiding attempts by several building trades unions. He’s

been involved in numerous NLRB elections and salting initiatives, and as a lead member of the IL ADC 1 IL team that investigated employers’ illegal misclassification of workers, helped push legislation through the Illinois legislature to curtail the practice.”

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Local 3 WA/ID/MT Receives Great Falls Preservation Award

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n May 12th, the Great Falls Historical Preservation Advisory Commission hosted its 2011 Preservation Awards ceremony in Great Falls, Montana. Among the recipients was Local 3 Washington/Idaho/Montana for ensuring that BAC apprentices in the Great Falls area receive the best handson restoration craft training that BAC/ IMI have to offer, which includes JAHN Certification in the use of the manufacturer’s restoration mortars. Local 3 Field Representative Marlin Overton says, “There is a lot of restoration coming up in Great Falls, and we want our members to be the best-trained in the industry because they are the future of our trade.”

At left, Local 3 WA/ID/MT Field Representative Marlin Overton accepts the Great Falls Preservation Award on behalf of the Local. Pictured at right is longtime BAC signatory contractor Gerald Cooper, who was recognized for his support of Local 3 WA/ID/MT’s training program.

Also recognized at the Awards ceremony were BAC signatory contractor Gerald Cooper, owner of Cooper Construction (Great Falls) and area businessman Tim Murphy, son of the late Local 3 member Joe Murphy, for their ongoing support of Local 3’s training program.

2 New York/Vermont Organizer Appointed to AFL-CIO National Staff

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n July, Local 2 New York/ Vermont Political Director/ Organizer Prairie Wells transitioned from her Local 2 duties to become AFL-CIO Coordinator of Organizational and Leadership Development. In this capacity, she is responsible for the development and delivery of leadership training and strategic planning to officers and staff of state federations and central labor councils. Sister Wells will continue her efforts to enhance representation of BAC members by strengthening rank and file involvement in the actions and programs of the U.S.’ largest labor federation, which in turn will help ramp up labor’s collective influence on local, state and national policy issues.

A forceful voice on behalf of Local 2 NY/VT during her four years as Political Director/Organizer (she previously worked for the Local from 1994 to 2002), in February 2011 Sister Wells brought together (from left, front row) New York Commissioner of Labor Colleen Gardner and Vermont Commissioner of Labor Annie Noonan and key officials in February 2011 to discuss a range of workforce best practices. Second row from left, NY Department of Labor (DOL) spokesman Joe Morrissey, Prairie Wells, VT DOL Director of Unemployment and Wages Tracy Phillips, and VT DOL Director of Workers Compensation and Safety Steve Monahan.

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Local 2 NY/VT President Bob Mantello said of Well’s appointment, “Local 2 will miss Prairie but we’re glad to see her talent and solidarity recognized and know she will be a great credit to the nation’s labor movement.”


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Union Plus Scholarship Eases Path To College Degree

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n August, two members of Local 3 Massachusetts/Maine/ New Hampshire/Rhode Island were each awarded a $1,500 Union Plus Scholarship to attend the National Labor College (NLC), the nation’s only accredited higher education institution dedicated to educating union members and their families, leaders and staff. The scholarship recipients, Kevin Kinney and Matthew Paquette, both of whom are pursuing Bachelor’s degrees in Construction Management, credited the support they had from BAC for making their educational paths possible. “It has been dream of mine for a long time to complete my degree. I can’t thank my Union enough for making a

lifelong dream of mine come true.” said Paquette, who served in the Navy for 18 years prior to becoming a bricklayer. Kinney, a 10-year member, said, “It has been a big leap to go back to school, but I made it thanks to the support of my Union. The NLC is an awesome experience; I couldn’t have done it without my Union.” The Union Plus National Labor College Scholarship awards $25,000 each year to eligible students to study and pursue degrees at the NLC. To learn more about the program or to apply, look for the Union Plus NLC Scholarship link at www.bacweb.org – select “Training, Education & Safety,” then “Education,” then “Scholarships.”

Local 8 Wisconsin Presents Chuck Hutchins Scholarships

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n June 7th, former Local 8 Wisconsin President Chuck Hutchins proudly presented two scholarships in connection with the program that he helped inspire and that bears his name, at the Wisconsin District Council’s Union Hall in New

Local 3 MA/ME/NH/RI members Matthew Paquette, left, and Kevin Kinney each received a $1,500 scholarship to study construction management at the National Labor College.

Berlin to deserving students Erin Zess and Ashley Kreis.

2006 to September 2011), the program received added support this year as the result of the last wishes of Life Member and apprentice instructor Doug Vanbeek. At his request, the family of Brother Vanbeek, who died in April, asked that friends and colleagues donate to the Local scholarship fund in lieu of flowers.

Although funds to provide for two scholarships each year were set aside by Local 8’s Executive Board at the instigation of Brother Hutchins during his tenure as President (he served from

Any high school senior whose parent, grandparent or guardian is a Local 8 member in good standing is eligible to apply for the Chuck Hutchins Scholarship.

Photo at left: second from left, Erin Zess, with parents, Charlene and Local 8 WI member Ken Zess, accepts her scholarship from the program’s founder, Brother Chuck Hutchins, far right. Photo at right: from left, Local 8 member Russell Kreis and his daughter, Ashley, receiving her award from Brother Hutchins.

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Local 56 Illinois Celebrates Centennial

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he year is 1911. The three-month “Bread and Roses” strike involving 32,000 textile workers in Lawrence, Massachusetts ends in March. The same month, 146 workers tragically perish in a fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York City. In May, Illinois passes the state’s first workers compensation bill. And on July 23rd in Elmhurst, Illinois, Local 56 is chartered as an affiliate of the Bricklayers, Masons, and Plasterers International. Slightly more than one hundred years later, Local 56 members and officers gathered to celebrate the Local’s Centennial Anniversary on August 16, 2011. IU Secretary-Treasurer Henry Kramer and Executive Vice President Ken Lambert were also in attendance and on behalf of the International Union, presented a 100-Year Charter Certificate to Local 56 IL President Timothy Aikens. “The outstanding example of the members’ and officers’ dedication to our trade, to our Union, and to the labor movement over these many years has secured a special place for Local 56 in BAC’s history,” said Kramer. Local 56 Vice President Richard Rasmussen and Recording Secretary Doug Johnson awarded each member with commemorative gifts.

IU Secretary-Treasurer Henry Kramer, right, reads from the 100-Year Charter Certificate, along with IU Executive Vice President Ken Lambert, left, and Local 56 President Timothy Aikens.

Administrative District Council #1 of Illinois Director James Allen, left, with Local 56 IL President Timothy Aikens, addresses members at the Local’s Centennial Anniversary.

IU Secretary-Treasurer Henry Kramer, left, with 55-year Local 56 member Jack Parish, longtime (now retired) Illinois District Council Training instructor and past winner of the International’s John B. Scola Outstanding Instructor Award.

New IU Program Offers U.S. Members Potential Work Opportunities in Canada

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s part of the International Union’s mission to increase members’ access to work opportunities wherever they exist, in August the IU launched an online registration system for U.S. members who are interested in being considered for possible surplus work in Canada.

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“With work picking up in certain areas of Canada, the potential exists for manpower demands on certain BAC projects to exceed the supply of available Canadian members,” said IU President James Boland. “If and when surplus work does materialize, having a ready database of interested U.S. members will be essential to ensure that our work is performed by BAC members,” he added.

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U.S. members who would like to be considered for possible work in Canada are asked to visit www.bacweb.org and click on the “Work in Canada” banner (http://workincanada.bacweb.org) to submit a preliminary form to register their interest. For further information, please email workincanada@bacweb.org or call 1.888.880.8222.


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Pursuit of the American Dream: Joseph Rimarcik, Sr.

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ixty-five year member Joseph Rimarcik, Sr. of Local 1 Michigan was always proud of his Union membership. He passed away on August 7, 2011, just 21 days short of his 100 th birthday. Joseph Rimarcik, Sr. grew up on a farm in former Czechslovakia and later became a field stone mason, the result of a brick shortage at the time. In 1936, Rimarcik immigrated to the United States to pursue his American dream. He started out in Detroit, where he built basements under existing homes. The job entailed jacking up houses slowly and digging out dirt underneath. It was tough, sometimes dangerous work.

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Eager to belong to an organization that supported him in his work and desire to

earn a decent living, he joined Local 2 Michigan as a bricklayer in 1945 and worked on a number of commercial and residential projects in the metro Detroit area. On the day he joined BAC, he got back home, asked his children to sit at the kitchen table, and told them, “I joined the Union today and I will earn fifty cents more an hour. With that extra twenty dollars we will be able to buy our first car.” “I was a young boy back then, but I still recall dad’s words,” Rimarcik’s son Joseph C. Rimarcik said. “That was and still is such a memorable moment, one that I shall never forget.” Rimarcik was not only a hard-working bricklayer, but also a non-stop learner. He attended night school to improve

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his language skills and took other adult education classes that helped prepare him to go into business for himself as a residential contractor. By the late 1950s, he was building and selling homes. Rimarcik also played an active role in the Slovak community, and was well known for his leadership when it came to build a new church. “My Dad was a self-made man in many ways,” Joseph C. Rimarcik said. “When I think about all that he and my mom overcame, the distance they traveled, the family they left behind, the languages they learned and the good life they created, raising five children and watching the family expand with 10 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren, it’s remarkable. They truly lived the American Dream.” Joseph C. Rimarcik said that they are very grateful for the Union. “BAC Local 1 MI was extremely gracious and kind in recognizing our dad’s 100th birthday. Their generosity is greatly appreciated by my sisters and me.” What’s your BAC story? Share yours by emailing us at askbac@bacweb.org.

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Le Gouvernement du Québec cible les syndicaux dans une tentative mal inspirée de réorienter le blâme pour la corruption dans la construction

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près deux ans d’investigations des fraudes systématiques dans l’industrie de la construction de la province, un groupe de lutte contra la corruption du Québec a émis en septembre ses recommandations. Dans un effort de divertir l’attention du public des sources politiquement puissantes de la plupart de la corruption de l’industrie, surtout les grandes entreprises contractantes, et sous la pression croissante d’assainir la manipulation de soumissions d’offres, le Gouvernement Provincial du

Québec a plutôt opté de s’en prendre aux syndicats de la construction et à leurs membres. Le Projet de loi nº 33 émanant du Gouvernement, limiterait la capacité des syndicats de la construction à représenter de manière adéquate les meilleurs intérêts de leurs membres, tels que la décision sur le nombre d’employés requis sur un chantier de construction et qui peut travailler. Syndicats locaux du Bac en Québec – Les syndicats locaux 4 du Québec et 7

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du Canada, qui sont affiliés au Conseil provincial du Québec des étiers de la construction (CPQMC) et le syndicat local 1 du Québec, qui est affilié à la Fédération des travailleurs et travailleuses du Québec (FTQ-Construction) – essaient activement de tendre la main aux membres pour les sensibiliser sur ce point et sur d’autres problèmes du même ordre. Plus bas il y un prospectus distribué conjointement par la FTQ et le CPQMC :

Pourquoi s’opposer à ce rapport ? Ce que vous devez savoir La CCQ est un organisme paritaire qui a la charge entre autres : • D’appliquer les conventions collectives et d’entreprendre les recours contre les employeurs qui ne les respectent pas; • D’administrer les régimes d’assurance et de retraite négociés et payés par les travailleurs et les employeurs; • D’assurer la gestion de la main-d’œuvre et sa qualification;

Ce que le gouvernement veut faire Le gouvernement s’immisce dans la gestion de vos conventions collectives en mettant la main sur la CCQ. Du coup, il dicte de nouvelles règles de gouvernance, de votation et de négociations qui nous enlèvent des droits. • En modifiant le paritarisme qui a toujours caractérisé le conseil d’administration de la CCQ par l’ajout de quatre personnes qui ne connaissent rien à la construction et qui en plus recevront une rémunération pour siéger sur cet organisme;

• De gérer les fonds de formation négociés par les parties pour améliorer la compétence des travailleurs;

• En nous enlevant le droit et les moyens de vous représenter adéquatement;

Le financement de la CCQ est assumé à plus de 65 % par les travailleuses et les travailleurs de l’industrie.

• En continuant d’exiger 65 % du financement de votre part. On continue de payer mais on est de plus en plus bâillonnés.

Les conséquences pour vous • Les 110 000 travailleuses et travailleurs que • La CCQ qui n’a jamais été un organisme représentent le Conseil provincial du Québec public, contrairement à ce qu’on laisse des métiers de la construction (International) entendre, le deviendra et son mandat et la FTQ-Construction n’auront plus rien débordera largement celui qui la lie à dire sur la gestion de leurs conventions actuellement aux relations de travail, collectives et de leurs industrie; toujours à nos frais;

Il y a quelques semaines, la ministre du Travail, Lise Thériault, rendait public le rapport du groupe de travail sur le fonctionnement de l’industrie de la construction. À cette occasion, elle indiquait son intention de donner suite à toutes les recommandations de ce rapport avant même de présenter son projet de loi à l’Assemblée nationale dans les jours qui viennent. Pendant ce temps, le gouvernement hésite toujours à prendre les moyens qui feront cesser la corruption, la collusion et le travail au noir qui gangrènent notre industrie. Nous dénonçons ce projet de réforme qui vise à museler la majorité des travailleurs et qui fera en sorte que les parties ne seront plus maîtres de leurs relations du travail.

Nous représentons plus de 110 000 travailleuses et travailleurs de la construction, soit 70 % de la main-d’œuvre dans notre industrie.

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• Ce sont des gens de l’extérieur qui décideront pour nous; • La facture de tout ce gâchis sera encore refilée aux travailleurs;

• Ça sent la tutelle gouvernementale à plein nez. Cette dictature a d’ailleurs déjà commencé : nomination d’une présidence à la CCQ qui prend des décisions unilatérales, s’entoure d’une nouvelle équipe sans aucune consultation et sans égard à votre capacité de payer.

Il est important d’assister à vos rencontres syndicales pour en apprendre davantage sur ce rapport.

Les enjeux sont très importants !

Assez, c’est assez !

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Quebec Government Targets Unions in Misguided Effort to Redirect Blame for Corruption in Construction

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n September, a special anti-corruption task force in Quebec released its recommendations following a two-year probe of systematic fraud in the Province’s construction industry. Now, under growing pressure to clean up bid rigging and tax evasion, the Provincial Government of Quebec, in an effort to divert public attention from the politically powerful sources of much of the industry’s corruption, namely large

contracting firms, has instead chosen to go after construction unions and their members. The Government’s Bill 33 would limit the ability of construction unions’ to adequately represent their members’ best interests such as deciding how many employees are needed at a jobsite and who is eligible to work. BAC Locals in Quebec – Locals 4 Quebec and 7 Canada, which

are affiliated with the building trades (CPQMC), and Local 1 Quebec, affiliated with the Quebec Federation of Labour (FTQ-Construction) – are actively reaching out to members to raise awareness on this and related issues. Below is the text of a recent flyer jointly distributed by the FTQ and the CPQMC:

We will not agree to this! Several weeks ago the Minister of Labour, Lise Theriault, published a report about the construction industry. On this occasion she indicated her intention to implement all the recommendations even before presenting it in the National Assembly. During this time, the Government has not taken any measures to stop the corruption, collusion and working under the table that has infected our industry. We denounce these reforms, which will muzzle the majority of workers and deprive them of the right to negotiate their own labour relations. We represent more than 110,000 workers in construction, 70% of the manpower in our industry.

a stroke they will dictate new rules of governance, voting and negotiation which will remove our rights 99 In modifying the joint administration which has always existed at the CCQ by the addition of four people who know nothing of construction and will be paid to sit on the CCQ Board 99 In removing the right and the means (from unions) to properly represent you 99 In continuing to require 65% of the running costs (for the CCQ) from you we keep paying but will be gagged more and more

Why oppose this bill?

The consequences for you:

What you should know.

99 The 110,000 workers represented by the CPQMC and the FTQ will have no further say in the administration of their collective agreements and their industry

The CCQ is a joint body whose responsibilities include: 99 Applying the collective agreements and taking measures against employers who do not follow it.

99 People from outside the industry will decide for us

99 Administration of the health and pension plans, paid for employers and employees

99 The bill for this mess will be paid by the workers 99 The CCQ which has never been a public body contrary to what the Government is telling us will become one and its mandate will spill over into labour relations at our expense

99 Administration of the labour force and ensuring that it is properly qualified 99 Administration of training funds for the improvement of the work force

99 This smells like Government control. This dictatorship has already started with the nomination of a president at the CCQ who will make unilateral decisions surrounded by a new team without any consultation or consideration of your ability to pay for it

What the Government wants to do: 99 They will interfere in the administration of your collective agreements by controlling the CCQ. At

It is important to attend union meetings to keep informed concerning this report. The stakes are high. Enough is Enough!

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IHF Programs: Online Tools that Make Staying Healthier, Easier

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he Board of Trustees of the International Health Fund (IHF) and IHF’s brand partners, United Healthcare (UHC) and Sav-RX, are working constantly to upgrade and improve the resources available to participants and their eligible dependents with one goal in mind: to help them make better informed health care decisions. Thanks to a host of United Healthcareinspired websites and online tools, that goal is well within reach. IHF Trustees and United Healthcare encourage participants and their families to explore the following resources that can help make staying healthier, easier. myuhc.com® [https:// www.myuhc.com] – United Healthcare’s member-focused website, where you can research health information, check the status of your claims, find network physicians, link to health and wellness improvement tools, and more – all online. The site’s features include: the Quicken Health Expense tracker, which sheds light on medical expenses; and the Personal Health Record, where a user can create a secure, web-accessible location to organize and store confidential health data. Live and Work Well – United Behavioral Health (UBH) [https:// www.liveandworkwell.com/public/ content/mental_health.asp] Mental health is more than the absence of mental illness. It includes having a positive mental and emotional attitude based in reality. It allows you to enjoy life and maintain balance in the face of life’s ups and downs. We all worry and experience mood swings. Many people wonder sometimes if they have mental problems and some are afraid to get help. They may feel sad or elated, anxious, depressed, overwhelmed, fearful disoriented, or forgetful. Relationships may become

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difficult. Something feels wrong. Life may be a struggle. If feelings or symptoms are affecting life, consider getting help. As with most medical diagnoses, the treatment outcomes for behavioral health issues are generally better the earlier the condition is identified. The information and tools are designed to be helpful if you’re exploring these conditions for the first time or if you are already in treatment.

in recent years has increased many members’ medical expenses. Log onto Sav-Rx to find tools to help control prescription costs. There, you can identify low-cost prescription alternatives as well as access the drug formulary to find out what tier your prescription is in. You can also call 1.800.228.3108 for additional assistance. The DocGPS toolTM [http:// www.appstorehq.com/docgpsiphone-88534/app/widgets] offers a combined search and GPS system where you can find a participating doctor or hospital and then get directions – right on your cellular device. Download it free from the App StoreSM on iPhone® or at www.itunes.com/ appstore/. Healthy Mind Healthy Body® [http://uhc.hosting. exacttarget.com/HMHB/ login.aspx] – a UHC member newsletter dedicated to wellness topics. You can choose your own topics; subscribe at www.uhc.com/ myhealthnews.

UBH is there for you. Medications and a variety of therapies can help. There are many types of mental health specialists that help with mental, emotional and behavioral problems. By logging onto the Live and Work Well site, you can obtain detailed information on finding and selecting a mental health clinician. Please remember to obtain prior authorization before you start seeing a provider by calling 1.866.405.0797. (And in times of crisis, don’t forget the BAC Member Assistance Program – MAP, which provides free, confidential crisis intervention, referral, and information services to BAC members and their families in the U.S. and Canada; call toll-free 1.888.880.8222 Monday through Friday from 8am to 8pm EST.) SAV-RX [http://www.savrx.com] The rising cost of prescription drugs

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Source4Women. com [http://www. uhc.com/source4women.htm] – United Healthcare’s health and wellness resource designed for women. The UnitedHealth Premium® designation program [http://www. mychoicenotchance.com/en/Home. aspx] recognizes doctors for providing quality and cost-efficient care. These doctors meet or exceed nationally recognized guidelines, and are likely to recommend the right tests and treatments at the right time. Preventative Care [www.uhcpreventivecare.com] helps members identify preventive care guidelines for their specific age and gender. Healthy Pregnancy Program [www. healthy-pregnancy.com] provides support through every stage of pregnancy.


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The BAC SAVE Retirement Savings Plan: Savings Made Simple

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he BAC SAVE Retirement Savings Plan (RSP) simplifies financial security for participating BAC members. Although the plan is designed to help members achieve their long-term retirement savings goals, it also includes hardship provisions to protect members in times of need. Despite continued economic and investment market instability, the RSP performed solidly in 2010, generating a 4.8% rate of return. This return, coupled with the plan’s low administrative costs that have remained under 1% since it was established in 1990, provided value and stability to participants in 2010. RSP Plan assets total more than $92 million and cover 16,410 participants in Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey, Montana, West Virginia, Ohio, New York, Missouri, Michigan, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and Texas. Members working under the ICE Agreement are also covered by the RSP. The average participant account balance is more than $5,342 with 325 participants having accounts in excess of $50,000 and 64 participants with balances greater than $100,000. The average Local RSP contribution rate is $2.26. The RSP allows members to build retirement savings by directly investing into an annuity program designed with their needs in mind. Despite recent upheavals in financial markets, RSP participants have enjoyed an average annual yield of 5.24% during the plan’s 30-year history. The plan’s investment portfolio consists of 70% fixed income investments, of which 10% is invested in real estate funds (including the AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust and Amalgamated Bank Longview Construction Loan Fund) and 30% in equities invested in

the Trowel Trades S&P 500 Index Fund. Participants may access their balances for retirement, disability, and financial hardship. Survivor provisions also extend the plan’s financial security to loved ones. Review Your Statement The 2010 RSP Annual Statement, mailed in September 2011, shows the dollar amount of investment earnings, along with the amount of contributions submitted by each member’s employer. Opening and closing account balances and any withdrawals that were made during the year are also shown. An enrollment card has been enclosed with the member’s statement if our records do not indicate an RSP beneficiary. Please note that beneficiary designations for the International Pension Fund (IPF) do not apply to the RSP. In order to protect the identity and privacy of Plan

members, once again, the 2010 statements only include the last four digits of the member’s social security number. The International Pension Fund urges RSP participants to review their statements for accuracy, including all personal information, hours and beneficiary data. Participation Participation in the International Pension Fund and in the RSP is collectively bargained by a member’s Local Union or ADC. Once an agreement stipulating RSP participation is reached, every member receives the same hourly contribution to his or her RSP account from their employer. If your Local Union/ ADC does not offer the RSP or a similar program known as a defined contribution plan, please contact your Local. For more information about the BAC SAVE RSP, call 1-888-880-8222 (toll free) or visit IPF online at www.ipfweb.org.

Journal Mailing Label Advisory The Journal would like to reassure members that the sixdigit number that appears in the upper right of the Journal mailing label (see highlighted number) is NOT intended to be an IU member number, so no need for concern if it doesn’t look familiar!

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“Grateful and Proud” – Brother Orlando Iafrate

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orty-two year BAC member Orlando Iafrate of Local 3 Massachusetts/Maine/New Hampshire/Rhode Island received his 40-year service award in 2009, prompting a wonderful profile about his Union membership and career in his local newspaper, The Bridgewater [MA] News last year.

Photo courtesy of Northwest Press

U.S. Representative Steve Chabot (R-OH) presented Colerain Township resident and former trustee Ralph Sandoz, center, with medals he earned while a member of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) during World War II. Sandoz’s wife Betty helped arrange the medal ceremony.

Local 18 Ohio Veteran Gets Medals 65 Years After Service Editor’s Note: The following story chroni-

cling the remarkable military service of 63-year BAC member Ralph Sandoz of Local 18 Ohio was contributed by Jennie Key, Community Editor of Northwest Press.

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n June 9th, Congressman Steve Chabot (R-OH) presented Colerain Township resident and

former Colerain Township trustee Ralph Sandoz, U.S. Coast Guard, with the military medals he earned while serving in the United States military during World War II. Ralph’s wife Betty helped arrange the medal ceremony which took place at Sandoz’s 92nd birthday celebration with family and friends in the Vinoklet Winery and Restaurant.

Brother Ralph Sandoz, center, on July 16th with fellow Local 18 OH members at the Local’s annual picnic. From left, behind Brother Sandoz, are Ohio Administrative District Council Secretary-Treasurer Fred Hubbard, Field Representative Brian Wear, and recently graduated apprentice, now Journeyman bricklayer, David Hale.

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Brother Iafrate’s working life in the U.S. began in 1964, when Iafrate immigrated from Fontanta Liri, Italy. For the next seven years he worked as a short order cook without any of the benefits that union representation could offer, such as decent wages, health care and a pension plan. Then, in 1968, “a miracle happened.” Thanks to the intercession of a relative, he joined Local 3 and was “given the opportunity to use the magical tools of the trade” and went on to work on countless masonry projects in cities and towns throughout eastern Massachusetts. When asked about his long and productive masonry career, Brother Iafrate told the Bridgewater News, “I thank God for the good health, strength and passion I have in my life. I owe deep thanks to my family and friends for their incredible support over the years. Most of all, I thank everyone at Local 3 for their hard work in keeping members employed. I treasure the memories of yesterday, the skills I have acquired, and all I have learned about the importance of BAC Local 3.”

From left, Local 3 MA/NH/ME/RI Executive Vice President Richard Forcione, 42-year member Orlando Iafrate, President/SecretaryTreasurer Chuck Raso, and Boston Chapter Chairman Pio Veri.


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“Rusty Trowel Gang” – Local 4 California

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n truth, there’s really nothing “rusty” about this group of Local 4 CA retirees, who together, possess more than 820 years of combined service to the Union. The “Gang” gathered last December for their annual Christmas Luncheon. Front row, from left: Local 4 CA 1st Vice Chair Danny Garcia, Raoul Cervantes, Joe Solis and Jerry Calloway. Second row, from left: Chris Oaks, Manfred Gallasch, Robert Price, Prax Cruz, Cecil Sianez and Eddie Lumaya. Top row, from left: John Franco, Roger Utesch, Ron Brennan, Richard Rush, Phil Morris, John Williams, Jr., Local 4 President Richard Whitney, Les Calvert, and Field Representative Daryl Brandt.

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n a recent trip to Wisconsin, 54-year member Jerry Fuller of Local 3 California (far right) made it a point to get together with some of his long-time bricklaying friends and brothers. Although he relocated to California in the late 1980s, this group of tried and true friends has kept in touch for more than 30 years. From left, Local 6 WI members Don Matsche, Lawrence Sitko, Orville Mallak and Michael McGivern, and Jerry Fuller of Local 3 CA.

Local 4 Indiana/Kentucky Retiree Breakfast

Local 4 IN/KY hosted a breakfast for the retirees in Fort Wayne, Indiana on September 12th. According to Local 4 IN/KY President Ted Champ, the total years of service of the retirees present added up to “Wow – more than 716 years of BAC service to date!” Front row from left, 61-year member Ed Willette, 62-year member Jack Hilker, 63-year member Richard Schafennacker, 23-year member John Geiger, 64-year William Molargik, 46-year member Emmett Pletcher, 42-year member Kent Gerardot, and Local 4 Field Representative Glenn Head. Second row from left, Local 4 Organizer Mike Avila, 36-year member Bruce Frauhiger, 48-year member Tom Mcbride, Local 4 President Ted Champ, 45-year member Loren Himes, 53-year member Robert Linnemeyer, 48-year member Weldon Richman, and 23-year member Donald Haylock. Last row from left, 44-year member Phil Eber, 55-year member Alan Chaney, and 26-year members Richard Kessens and Glenn Lantz.

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Local 5 New York

Local 5 NY held its annual Retiree Luncheon on May 5, 2011 at the Dutchess Manor in Beacon, New York. Approximately 130 members, spouses and staff attended the event.

 Local 5 members with more than 50 years of

BAC service gathered at the event. Front row from left, Gerardo Frassino, Louis Papele, Tony Buccini, Salvatore lannitto, Gaetano DellaPosta, and Marcello Cardillo. Second row from left, Joseph Mastropietro, Joseph Bartolomeo, Al Ciampi, Genesio Battista, Mario Marrama, John D’Angelo, and IU Executive Vice President Gerard Scarano. Third row from left, Eugene Russo, Norman Heese, Nicholas Brescia, and Vito Cappelletti. Last row from left, IU Northeast Regional Director Al Catalano, Local 5 Secretary-Treasurer Michael Clifford, Norman Ronk, David McLeod, Vice Chairman Phil Mosca, Frank Zumpano, and IU Secretary-Treasurer Henry Kramer.

 Local 5 members with more than 40 years

of BAC service: Front row, kneeling, Olinto Fassetta. Second row from left, Arthur Bastain, Louis Correale, Vice Chair Arthur Delillo, Robert Fanelli, and Luigi Ciano. Third row from left, Norman Terracino, Peter Perkowski, Nino Viggiani, Mario Mignardi, and John Stasko, Sr. Last row from left, IU Regional Director Al Catalano, Gaetano DellaPosta, James Rennia, Roderick Ciferri Ill, Local 5 Secretary-Treasurer Michael Clifford, IU Executive Vice President Gerard Scarano, Robert Novak, IU SecretaryTreasurer Henry Kramer, and Bennie Lawrence.

 Local 5 members with more than 40 years of BAC service: Front row from left, Frank Grieco, Giuseppe DeFeo, Marcello Cardillo, and Giuseppe Sottile. Second row from left, Carl Grieco, IU Northeast Regional Director Al Catalano, Rosario Cavallaro, Antonio Raciti, Local 5 Secretary-Treasurer Michael Clifford, IU Executive Vice President Gerard Scarano, and Secretary-Treasurer Henry Kramer.

 Local 5 members with more than

40 years of BAC service. Front row from left, Antonio Flotta, Salvatore Modica, and Giovanni Giardina. Second row from left, Local 5 Secretary-Treasurer Michael Clifford, IU Regional Director Al Catalano, IU Executive Vice President Gerard Scarano, and Secretary-Treasurer Henry Kramer.

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Local 8 Illinois Local 8 IL gave out service awards to members at the Local’s Chapter meetings in December 2010.

Belleville Chapter

From left, Vice Chairman John Moore, 50-year members Norman Wenner and Morrison Skinner Jr., and Secretary-Treasurer Dave Toenjes.

Forty-year member Michael Gillis, center, receives his service award from Local 8 Vice Chairman John Moore, left, and Secretary-Treasurer Dave Toenjes.

Champaign Chapter

From left, 40-year members Earl Cleaver, Richard Walker, and Charles Sollers.

From left, 25-year members Leonard Turner, Steve Sloan, and Darrel Block.

Effingham Chapter

Jacksonville Chapter

Murphysboro Chapter

Forty-year member and Effingham Chapter Chairman Rex Borries, left, and 50-year member Larry Waldrop with their service awards.

Fifty-year member Robert Gardner receives his Gold Card from Local 8 President Dan McCall.

From left, 25-year member Tony Thompson, 50-year member Gary McGowan, and 40-year member Ronald Charles.

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Local 4 Indiana/Kentucky

Local 5 Oklahoma/ Arkansas/Texas

 In June, Local 4 IN/KY presented

service awards to 25-year member Steve Ludlow and his father, 50-year member Charlie Ludlow, pictured with David Murray, Field Representative of the Indianapolis Chapter.

 Both Ludlows continue an impressive

tradition of BAC service, as illustrated by these six Gold Cards, including Charlie’s, which have been awarded to family members over the years, representing a remarkable total of more than 340 years of BAC service to date.

Local 5 OK/AR/TX President Ed Navarro, left, presents 50-year member and signatory contractor Marion “Pudge” Wright with his Gold Card at the Chapter meeting in Tulsa, OK. Brother Wright is the former President of Pudge Wright Masonry, Inc.

Local 6 Wisconsin Local 6 WI members were honored for their Union service at the Local’s annual picnic in August.

From left, WI District Council Director Jeff Leckwee, 25-year member Randy Richter, 50-year Life Member Joseph Wysocki, 25-year members Ed McGivern and Scott Diels, and WI DC Field Representative Vern McGivern.

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Fifty-year member Joe Wysocki.


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May BRANCH YEARS OF MEMBER - LOCAL UNION OF TRADE AGE MEMBERSHIP

Death Benefit Claims for May 2011 Total Amount Paid Total Union Labor Life Claims Total Death Benefits Total Number of Claims Average Age Average Years of Membership

$200,400.00 $5,000.00 $195,400.00 112 80.32 50.44

BRANCH YEARS OF MEMBER - LOCAL UNION OF TRADE AGE MEMBERSHIP

22

Albright, Frank A. - 09, MI Archuleta, Mark E. - 03, CA Arconti, Sr., Joseph M. - 07, OH

B B B

88 81 78

62 33 49

Barry, Roy T. - 21, IL Bauer, Hans W. - 08, WI Bertolo, Manuel R. - 01, MD/VA/DC Bliss, Lester L. - 09, MI Bredholm, Jerrold A. - 06, IL Brewer, William H. - 06, IL Brown, Robert J. - 09, MI Brownlee, Jr., John H. - 15, MO/KS Burt, James A. - 19, WI

B B M B B B, M B B B

85 82 79 89 78 85 80 76 68

59 55 40 64 55 62 56 59 50

Cartwright, Jr., Eugene - 21, IL Casimir, Jean L. - 01, PA/DE Cianci, Sebastian - 03, MA/ME/NH/RI

B, M B CM, B

80 73 96

56 40 58

DeBray, Herman A. - 03, WA/ID/MT DeJohn, Jr., Mario M. - 02, NY/VT Doan, Jr., Harry L. - 55, OH Dykema, Albert A. - 06, WI

B TL, TW, M B B, M

89 86 75 85

65 68 30 64

Fenerty, Jerome J. - 01, PA/DE Ferrante, Gilio - 09, WV Fleming, Denis - 01, NY Fontana, Thomas - 09, WV

B, M B, M B B

86 92 78 80

65 62 63 32

Gallagher, Peter P. - 01, PA/DE Gallagher, Sr., Thomas J. - 21, IL Gambino, II, Ross C. - 05, OH Giambrone, Charles - 01, NY Gigliotti, Jr., Joseph V. - 01, MD/VA/DC Gillmann, James P. - 08, WI Gilman, Melvin - 04, CA Grinsteins, Gunars - 02, ON Gustafson, Donald E. - 01, MN/ND

B PC B P, CM B B, M B B B, W

91 84 94 84 85 62 84 75 82

73 47 74 60 59 43 64 52 62

Hall, Jr., Sydney L. - 01, OR Hardy, Lloyd B. - 13, WI Harrington, Jr., Ronald N. - 03, NY Harvey, Richard O. - 04, IN/KY Hemphill, Thurman Z. - 05, OK/AR/TX Hicks, Sr., Charles E. - 01, FL Holland, Tony E. - 06, OH Humphries, Cecil E. - 05, OK/AR/TX

B B CM, B B B P, B B B

84 73 87 82 87 74 70 85

63 51 62 60 36 47 49 49

Jackson, Sr., Chester W. - 07, CO James, Jr., William A. - 03, WA/ID/MT Johnson, Jerome H. - 01, MN/ND Johnson, Wesley L. - 21, IL Jones, John L. - 55, OH

B B B B, CM, P B

89 78 90 84 84

40 60 65 58 61

Karwoski, Marion J. - 05, OH Kelly, Jr., Robert W. - 03, NY Kiss, Denes G. - 01, NY Kolsky, Sr., Stephen P. - 03, MA/ME/NH/RI Kostyk, Benjamin - 03, NY Kroeger, Frederick E. - 09, MI

B B, CM, M, P PC B, CM B, M, P B

86 69 81 71 91 67

59 47 46 49 61 44

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Kushner, George A. - 09, PA

B

51

16

Lange, Walter A. - 03, OH Lazzaro, Louis J. - 05, NY Lema Sanango, Miguel A. - 01, NY Libby, John H. - 01, MN/ND Longo, Francis - 05, NJ Lutz, Robert - 05, PA Lynch, George E. - 01, PA/DE

B B PC CB B, CM, P B B

86 78 55 85 82 75 85

64 57 8 50 59 43 63

Maass, Robert C. - 01, MI Macus, Francis E. - 05, PA Martin, Donald R. - 08, OH McClaine, Marion E. - 04, IN/KY McCormick, Gerald T. - 03, NY McGalliard, Robert J. - 04, CA McKenna, John W. - 21, IL McNulty, Arthur G. - 03, CA Melton, Jr., George - 01, PA/DE Misarti, Louis - 07, NY/NJ Moran, Kevin - 21, IL Musser, Richard L. - 22, OH

B B B B B B, M FN B B TL B B

91 67 75 50 69 64 81 85 78 88 81 89

72 43 22 5 41 45 22 56 49 57 53 42

O’Donnell, Robert V. - 21, IL Ogren, Martin N. - 21, IL

B B

90 91

62 61

Palmer, Kenneth E. - 01, MN/ND Peavey, Delbert F. - 01, FL Petronelli, Vincent S. - 01, NY Petti, Henry A. - 05, OH Philip, Jr., John E. - 04, CA Pillar, Jr., John - 09, PA Pizarro, Sr., Frank - 01, HI Porazzo, Karl J. - 03, MA/ME/NH/RI

B MP B B B FN TL P, CM

84 61 83 84 93 86 84 71

64 2 61 59 64 22 40 42

Ramponi, Peter V. - 03, MA/ME/NH/RI Ramsey, Benjamin L. - 17, KY Rapp, Fred - 18, CA Richards, Daniel M. - 06, LA/MS/AL Ritter, George R. - 05, OK/AR/TX Roush, Richard A. - 22, OH Routh, Carol J. - 15, MO/KS Rupp, Julius G. - 08, IL

B, P B, M TL B B, M B PC B, M

75 82 88 88 96 82 66 84

49 64 62 64 52 51 14 65

Sauvaine, Donald R. - 04, CA Savoie, Lucien J. - 07, CN Schau, Ronald J. - 21, IL Schoulthies, Gary W. - 18, OH Sims, Leonard - 07, CN Smith, Glenwood S. - 01, NY Smith, Vernon - 21, IL Snyder, Harvey R. - 11, WI Sovran, Mario - 07, NY/NJ Szymanowski, Ralph J. - 03, OH

B B B TL TL B FN CM TL B

78 89 57 49 82 91 71 71 95 83

63 53 31 18 52 55 11 41 52 60

Taylor, Gordon L. - 09, PA

B

74

41

Vacirca, Anthony - 01, NY Van Beek, Douglas A. - 08, WI VanDeWalker, John C. - 01,MN/ND Verburgt, Francis M. - 08, WI Volpe, Dante - 01, PA/DE Vona, Anthony - 01, PA/DE

B B B, M B TL M

100 83 79 82 87 62

56 59 55 56 52 23

Waldon, Wyndell L. - 01, FL Wasilewski, Edward M. - 21, IL Werbes, Kaj J. - 02, BC Wilkie, Elzy B. - 01, WA Williams, Alfred J. - 05, OH

P B B B, M B

82 83 92 93 76

40 60 54 68 54

Zambuto, Vincent V. - 21, IL

B

72

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in memoriam

June BRANCH YEARS OF MEMBER - LOCAL UNION OF TRADE AGE MEMBERSHIP

Death Benefit Claims for June 2011 Total Amount Paid Total Union Labor Life Claims Total Death Benefits Total Number of Claims Average Age Average Years of Membership

$172,000.00 $1,000.00 $171,000.00 98 79.83 50.35

BRANCH YEARS OF MEMBER - LOCAL UNION OF TRADE AGE MEMBERSHIP

LeBlanc, Herve J. - 01, CT Lenuik, Edward - 06, ON Longo, Frank - 01, MD/VA/DC

B B FN

77 73 83

53 55 23

Macaro, William A. - 05, NJ Maki, Paul A. - 09, MI Maywalt, Kenneth J. - 03, NY McAndrew, John F. - 01, PA/DE McDermott, Leo W. - 03, NY Michielini, Celso F. - 04, NJ Miller, John M. - 05, PA

CM, B B, M B, CM, M, P B B CM B

86 86 85 83 78 87 75

65 45 64 60 53 59 56

Nicastro, Bernard C. - 01, NY Noble, Sr., Paul - 21, IL

B B

83 66

63 32

Peck, James B. - 03, IA Pepe, Peter - 01, NY

B M, B

96 77

63 57

Raffaeli, John J. - 09, PA Ranno, Sr., Carl S. - 03, MA/ME/NH/RI Reid, Willis A. - 21, IL Reitlingshoefer, Harry E. - 07, CN Reutzel, Donald H. - 02, NY/VT Robison, William L. - 05, TN Rodgers, Robert J. - 04, CA Rosato, William S. - 03, NY Rosignal, Charles - 21, IL Roth, Gabriel - 01, MI Ruffino, Donald J. - 04, CA Russo, Anthony J. - 01, CT Ruzza, Patrick S. - 01, MI

B B, P B B B, CM, M, P B B B TL B B B, M, P TL, M, MM

83 88 73 80 80 84 85 87 88 89 85 93 92

61 53 50 45 62 63 56 52 43 59 61 74 60

Santoro, Salvatore - 04, NJ Sblendorio, Dominic - 21, IL Sceppa, Peppino - 03, MA/ME/NH/RI Schiferl, Thomas L. - 21, IL Schneider, Norbert - 01, PA/DE Schoenberger, John E. - 01, MD/VA/DC Schuster, Edgar G. - 02, NY/VT Senise, Francesco - 21, IL Senkevich, Sr., Edward - 04, NJ Shaw, Wallace D. - 01, AB Skare, Charles W. - 06, IL Skibbie, Frank L. - 06, WI Smith, Donald A. - 10, ON Smith, Paris W. - 15, MO/KS Smith, Sidney A. - 07, CO Snyder, Dale G. - 03, NY Spinelli, Albert F. - 03, MA/ME/NH/RI St. Georges, Roger U. - 07, CN Suhre, Edgar D. - 04, IN/KY

P B B, CM B MM, TL, M B B, CM MM, TW B, CM B B B M, P, B B B B, M B B B

93 78 80 78 78 74 79 80 81 78 84 73 83 91 84 76 88 76 89

64 60 55 55 41 44 58 45 51 59 62 55 64 50 62 57 64 50 59

Tartt, Charles - 01, NY Tipton, Donald B. - 01, MI

B CB, CM

65 77

58 34

B B, M, W B B, CM B

65 85 83 71 61

17 63 62 31 12

B

72

51

Allen, Shelton - 05, OH

B

54

26

Badolato, Angelo - 01, NY Barnett, Larry D. - 03, CA Beauregard, Fred W. - 07, NY/NJ Benedetti, Nello - 05, NJ Berardinelli, Raymond F. - 05, OH Bielawski, Adam - 01, NY Bowen, Jr., Eugene V. - 01, CT Brooks, Herman W. - 06, IL Bryant, Oscar B. - 06, LA/MS/AL

B B TL B, CM B PC B, P B B

86 58 79 89 74 46 85 84 74

56 17 40 46 38 5 61 58 53

Carta, Aldo - 01, CT Conley, Lloyd C. - 03, CA Costa, Mario A. - 04, IN/KY

TL, M, MM B B

67 96 82

27 63 48

Dagdagan, Emeterio M. - 01, HI Danruther, Jack L. - 04, IN/KY Davenport, Charles - 04, IN/KY Davis, Orin - 04, IN/KY De Stefanis, Leo P. - 03, CA DeWitt, Charles C. - 06, LA/MS/AL Di Gangi, Vincenzo - 04, NJ Dolle, William F. - 56, IL Domenici, Salvatore - 18, CA

M, B B B, M B, M TW B M, B B TL

97 70 96 90 80 69 94 82 87

45 24 63 71 60 46 59 61 60

Ellis, Gerald L. - 03, NY Elsea, William R. - 09, MI Erardi, Philip J. - 03, MA/ME/NH/RI Eyerly, Charles M. - 05, PA

B B, CM, M, PC, TL CM, PC, CH B, CM, M, TL

82 69 70 78

60 42 41 44

Fisher, James W. - 05, PA Franciosa, Mauro - 01, NY Frazier, Charles W. - 01, HI Friendshuh, Joseph P. - 01, MN/ND

TL, MM B CB B, M

85 87 70 60

60 50 8 34

Giammarco, Jr., James - 03, MA/ME/NH/RI Giannobile, Alberino - 04, NJ Gorham, Charles E. - 09, MI Greene, James R. - 09, PA Grove, Leonard L. - 03, IA

B, CM B B, M B, M B

90 85 92 85 85

56 47 65 57 60

Hinton, Keith - 07, KY Hopkins, Charles M. - 21, IL Huegel, Edward S. - 04, IN/KY Hyser, Robert W. - 01, MO

B MM B, M B

63 69 84 73

29 28 59 45

Jacobs, Raymond E. - 08, IL Johnson, Richard E. - 01, MN/ND

CM B, M

85 73

19 54

Kane, Patrick J. - 01, MI King, Orville B. - 05, OK/AR/TX

B B

79 76

60 57

Walls, James E. - 01, NY Wanless, Paul B. - 08, IL Williams, Fred W. - 01, MO Wilson, Edwin W. - 09, MI Wittkorn, Wolfgang - 04, IN/KY

Larson, Richard A. - 21, IL

B

80

62

Zahnow, Russell J. - 21, IL

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in memoriam

July BRANCH YEARS OF MEMBER - LOCAL UNION OF TRADE AGE MEMBERSHIP

Death Benefit Claims for July 2011 Total Amount Paid Total Union Labor Life Claims Total Death Benefits Total Number of Claims Average Age Average Years of Membership

$201,500.00 $3,400.00 $198,100.00 115 78.31 50.26

BRANCH YEARS OF MEMBER - LOCAL UNION OF TRADE AGE MEMBERSHIP

24

Aliotto, Joseph E. - 21, IL Anderson, Robert D. - 18, CA Bacon, Charles E. - 05, OK/AR/TX Baertsch, Ronald F. - 01, MN/ND Balling, Jr., Michael J. - 03, NY Banchak, Otto J. - 21, IL Bartel, Daniel A. - 03, CA Beehler, Eugene E. - 09, MI Benvenue, Eugene L. - 09, MI Berrier, Edward S. - 05, PA Botto, Joseph J. - 22, OH Brouwer, Kenneth L. - 09, MI Bruner, Ronald E. - 07, CO Bruno, Richard D. - 21, IL Burmann, Charles M. - 21, IL Butvin, James F. - 05, OH Canterbury, Carl L. - 09, MI Caracciolo, Albert J. - 05, NY Coats, Eugene E. - 05, TN Cousins, James L. R. - 02, BC Crosett, Francis W. - 07, NY/NJ Cunningham, Patrick - 01, NY Davis, Robert D. - 03, AZ/NM Dennigmann, Gerald O. - 01, MO Dillow, Donald L. - 06, IL Dorrell, Harry E. - 01, MI Dugger, Derrick S. - 05, TN Durfee, Max D. - 03, AZ/NM Edenloff, Jr., Fred W. - 01, MN/ND Emerson, Richard T. - 18, OH Evans, Russell K. - 09, MI Faulkner, Roy R. - 01, MD/VA/DC Finch, Ernest G. - 05, OH Finley, Gilbert T. - 01, OR Fornoff, Blaze - 06, IL Fusaro, Jr., Samuel J. - 03, MA/ME/NH/RI Gallant, Gerry - 08, NB Goers, Vernon L. - 56, IL Goodhue, Alvin E. - 01, WA Hall, Richard E. - 55, OH Hall, William T. - 01, OR Harbison, Matthew - 05, ON Harmon, James W. - 21, IL Hayes, Sr., Donald A. - 03, MA/ME/NH/RI Hendrickson, Vernon F. - 05, WI Hjelm, Allen K. - 01, WA Holland, Joseph J. - 02, NY Howard, Sr., Harold L. - 03, NY Huston, Kenneth M. -55, OH

B TL M, B CB, M, B B, CM B TL CM TL, TW, GU B, M B, M B B PC B B B, M B B B FN B B, W M B B, CM, M B TL B, M B PC, CM B, M B TL B B, M, P B, M B B, M TL B B B B, CM, P TL B B, CM, P B B

52 83 92 73 85 93 74 99 62 87 66 82 51 78 80 78 82 89 95 85 95 75 81 75 85 89 24 82 78 71 69 81 89 83 84 76 70 84 74 83 81 91 86 83 94 84 80 90 81

31 57 61 52 60 56 48 53 42 64 42 62 33 34 61 56 58 64 60 62 19 51 58 54 64 70 2 59 55 50 43 57 57 60 45 57 31 63 57 32 60 54 63 49 54 62 60 60 62

Johnson, Todd E. - 04, IN/KY Karas, Michael - 05, OH Kilmartin, Jr., John H. - 05, OK/AR/TX

TL B B

47 89 74

21 55 55

| b ric kl aye r s and a lli ed cra f t work e r s

Kishida, Paul H. - 01, HI Kling, John W. - 21, IL Kloha, Robert J. - 09, MI Langley, Glen - 04, IN/KY Lavorato, Joseph - 01, CT Ludwig, David L. - 04, IN/KY Marcantonio, Luigi - 01, CT Marello, John J. - 07, NY/NJ Markeli, Hermann B. - 01, AB Marzicola, Fred - 01, MI Mastrobuono, Sr., Donald - 36, OH McAuley, Ronald J. - 01, PA/DE McCarley, Arwine - 07, KY McDowell, Jr., Elwood - 05, PA Miccio, Jr., Joseph J. - 01, CT Mohlin, Richard A. - 01, MN/ND Mulcahy, Sr., William J. - 21, IL O’Brien, Jerome R. - 01, HI Ott, Sr., William F. - 03, NY Palmer, Jr., Ernest A. - 01, FL Parent, Charles H. - 03, NY Perron, Jerome F. - 01, MN/ND Perschon, Ferdinand - 21, IL Piagno, Augusto - 06, ON Pietrosanto, Raymond J. - 03, NY Pouliot, Erick - 04, QC Progar, John S. - 09, PA Pruitt, Dennie D. - 05, TN Prutzman, Harold E. - 09, PA Pues, William C. - 01, NY Purchase, Robert W. - 12, ON

M B B B, M CM B B FN B FN TL B B B, M B CB B B B, CM TL, TW B, M B B B B, CM, M, P B B PC B M B

80 93 80 96 72 64 89 86 73 88 83 78 90 60 82 63 83 81 80 85 82 64 84 88 81 33 97 77 92 74 89

49 60 57 63 34 42 47 22 47 23 49 58 63 9 58 25 64 60 62 54 64 42 64 56 55 1 61 59 48 56 63

Qualizza, Paolo F. - 02, BC Ramey, Jack - 40, OH Reges, Richard J. - 21, IL Reid, Jr., Edward A. - 05, OK/AR/TX Repenning, Harry A. - 21, IL Reyes, Jr., Charles C. - 01, HI Ricard, Lester J. - 06, LA/MS/AL Riddick, Sr., Oliver W. - 01, MD/VA/DC Rider, Ebert G. - 01, MD/VA/DC Ruzzine, Sr., Louis - 03, NY Ryan, Jr., Thomas J. - 01, NY Sestito, Jr., Joseph J. - 03, MA/ME/NH/RI Shaughnessy, Jerome P. - 03, NY Shows, Ernest J. - 05, OK/AR/TX Siler, Sr., Roy T. - 03, OH Sitarz, Cary M. - 01, MI Skrip, David - 05, PA Slean, Timothy J. - 09, PA Smith, Bobby M. - 01, MD/VA/DC Speitel, Jr., Richard R. - 04, IN/KY Spring, Keith L. - 74, IL St. Croix, Nicholas - 01, NF Stephens, Jack R. - 18, OH Sutton, John T. - 01, FL Talbo, Roland A. - 03, NY Tallerday, Thomas D. - 01, OR Weaver, Karl J. - 06, OH Webb, Harold R. - 18, OH Weldon, Sr., Richard F. - 03, WA/ID/MT Wilson, Daniel T. - 01, MD/VA/DC Wright, Thomas - 21, IL Young, Charles R. - 03, OH

B B PC TL TL PC B B B B, M PC B B, CM, M, P B B B, M, PC B, CM, M B B B B CM B P B, CM, M, P P B B, M B B B B

69 86 49 82 73 42 83 88 88 88 87 81 92 91 81 58 54 43 76 93 76 78 78 79 83 86 79 82 80 55 90 55

38 54 19 60 43 3 60 63 63 63 64 61 73 50 54 37 23 1 59 75 54 45 55 61 63 51 60 55 63 26 59 15


in memoriam

August BRANCH YEARS OF MEMBER - LOCAL UNION OF TRADE AGE MEMBERSHIP

Death Benefit Claims for August 2011 Total Amount Paid Total Union Labor Life Claims Total Death Benefits Total Number of Claims Average Age Average Years of Membership

$165,900.00 $1,400.00 $164,500.00 87 81.85 53.80

BRANCH YEARS OF MEMBER - LOCAL UNION OF TRADE AGE MEMBERSHIP

Kociok, Paul - 01, NY

B

90

51

Krannitz, Charles R. - 44, OH

B

78

61

Krutko, Paul B. - 55, OH

B

85

44

LaCorte, Antonino - 21, IL

B

72

43

LaVecchia, Andrew J. - 05, OH

B

79

49

Mainiero, Mario J. - 01, CT

B

91

63

Makowski, Everett C. - 03, CA

TL

90

59

McCreedy, Peter G. - 01, MI

FN

83

23

Merriman, William - 06, OH

B

85

64

Miles, Sr., Alvin - 33, GA/NC/SC

B

76

50

Miller, Walter B. - 21, IL

B

57

37

Mol, Jr., Peter - 04, NJ

B

66

40

Motsinger, William A. - 01, MO

B

89

65

Mukai, Chester M. - 01, HI

M

79

48

Olivier, Romeo - 07, NY/NJ

TL

79

56

Oreskovic, Thomas A. - 05, OH

B

81

62

Owens, Vincent - 03, NY

B, M

78

59

Peressini, Bruno - 08, OH

MM, TL, TW

87

54

Pietrocarlo, Salvatore - 03, NY

B

88

53

Pimental, Joseph - 03, MA/ME/NH/RI

P, B

82

58

Plank, Jr., Everett H. - 08, WI

B

84

59

Polley, Richard T. - 09, WI

B

79

21

Pouliot, John P. - 01, CT

B

85

64

Primo, Sr., Joseph C. - 05, NY

B, CM, P

80

43

Prokes, Gordon J. - 01, MN/ND

B

97

63

Prowett, George E. - 02, BC

B

92

54

Prystawik, Erich R. - 08, WI

B

86

55

Randazzo, Thomas J. - 18, MO

TL

81

47

Readinger, Jr., Herman - 04, IN/KY

B

89

70

Reppell, Eugene J. - 08, IL

B

85

65

Ritchie, Presper A. - 09, PA

B

84

64

Riva, Thomas J. - 06, IL

B, CM

69

44

Akers, Randall L. - 04, IN/KY

B

62

41

Amato, Giuseppe - 03, MA/ME/NH/RI

B

91

49

Anderson, Clarence B. - 21, IL

B

83

56

Applegate, Harold - 05, NJ

B, CM, P

83

58

Barnhart, Kenneth E. - 18, CA

TL

76

52

Bass, Billy L. - 09, MI

PC, CM

63

45

Begin, Roland - 03, MA/ME/NH/RI

B, M, TL

90

56

Bevilacqua, Joseph J. - 01, CT

B, CM, P

81

57

Bier, Renato - 03, OH

TL

85

55

Blaine, Burton D. - 09, MI

P, CB

83

43

Booth, Jr., Joseph A. - 01, MO

B

78

61

Bosland, Clarence C. - 04, NJ

B, P

99

82

Bove, Clarence B. - 01, MN/ND

CB

73

21

Bukky, Norman - 13, NV

B

77

60

Carroccia, Philip - 03, NY

B

75

44

Caulo, Anthony - 01, NY

B

88

63

Christen, Christopher G. - 01, MO

B

72

35

Conway, John W. - 01, PA/DE

B

88

70

Costanza, Salvatore - 02, NY/VT

B, M, P

76

54

Costanzo, Dominick - 04, NJ

B, CM, P

86

63

Decker, Charles B. - 03, MA/ME/NH/RI

B, CM, M

76

45

DiBattista, Ercole J. - 01, PA/DE

B

87

65

Duffy, Thomas J. - 01, NE

B, M

84

64

Flowers, John - 06, LA/MS/AL

TL

87

57

Rokus, Sam - 08, OH

B

84

54

Gamble, James A. - 09, PA

B

71

53

Sanzone, Nicola F. - 04, NJ

B, CM

78

60

Gianfrancesco, William R. - 09, PA

M, CB

82

60

Sasso, Raymond M. - 01, CT

B, M

90

65

Gonano, Elio R. - 09, PA

M

85

62

Schlegel, Kenneth R. - 21, IL

B

78

55

Greene, Robert J. - 09, MI

B

70

45

Schroeder, Richard L. - 07, CO

B

85

65

Hartz, Lee M. - 07, CO

B, M

85

44

Skattum, Delbert C. - 06, IL

B

81

56

Haynes, Darrell S. - 01, NY

B

83

40

Smythe, Gerald A. - 03, NY

B

94

60

Haynes, Marvin R. - 05, OH

PC

85

62

Stroili, Mario - 01, CT

B, CM, P

89

64

Headrick, Francis L. - 01, WA

B, M

103

73

Sullivan, Jeremiah J. - 03, NY

B, M

83

63

Hester, Andrew W. - 10, OH

B

81

63

Vankirk, Jeffery G. - 18, MO

TL

46

16

Holland, Larry B. - 04, IN/KY

B

75

49

Verrilla, Edward W. - 09, PA

B

80

53

Horton, John E. - 09, MI

B

82

26

Visentin, Alessandro - 02, BC

TW

81

56

Huffman, Charles R. - 04, IN/KY

B

81

49

VonAhlefeld, Philip W. - 01, OR

B

85

61

Kersjes, Patrick J. - 09, MI

B

78

56

Waller, James R. - 01, FL

B

78

60

Kish, Julius M. - 05, PA

B, M

87

60

Watters, Clinton C. - 09, MI

CM

95

48

Knapp, Wayne L. - 01, OR

B

91

62

Wyas, Ramond - 01, MO

B

86

57

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